A case for the Kerry defence

July 16, 2019

Kerry's Jason Foley. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Full back Jason Foley says the Kerry defence have been working hard to “put things right” since shipping three goals in the Munster final.

The Kingdom looked all over the place at the back as Cork ran at them and created goal chances at will in the provincial decider last month, but the Munster champions managed to keep their goal intact when beating Mayo at Killarney in Sunday's Super 8s opener, albeit following a couple of close shaves.

“We’d be a very tight-knit group, don’t tend to listen to that type of stuff,” the 21-year-old Kerry No.3 told The Irish Times. “We got over the line against Cork, a good Cork team, and pushed things on at training over the past few weeks.

“Look, we took some positives, some negatives. No team likes to be conceding three goals in any game, so Donie Buckley, Tommy Griffin and Peter Keane were working very hard with us in training, to put those things right. We just get on with our job at training every night, don’t take it personally.”

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